Thursday, June 08, 2006

Top 6 Albums That Changed My Life

There are times/events/people in my life that I strongly associate with certain music. Whenever I hear those tunes, I time travel in my head back to those events and smile a little to myself. From the outside, I’m sure I look like an inbred mouth breather, with that glazed-over look in my eyes and an asinine smile on my face, accented with a little “Heh, heh, heh ”. There are songs that have nasty memories attached ~ why did I date THAT guy? ~ songs that are connected to great memories, and bands that I remember seeing in concert {okay, BARELY remember seeing in concert}.

I think we all have these links between songs and people or events. But I have albums/tapes/CD’s {whatever you want to call them, you know what I mean} that have helped shape the person that I am today. Albums that contributed to my listening preferences, influenced the music I look for and I don’t know that I could exist without them. These are my desert island CD’s, in no particular order, subject to change without notice:

6. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
5. Honeymoon Suite – Honeymoon Suite
4. Motley Crue – Theatre of Pain
3. Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound of Thunder
2. Meat Loaf – Bat out of Hell
1. Heavy Metal – Motion Picture Soundtrack

Honourable Mentions:
Wham! – Make It Big
Jennifer Warnes – Famous Blue Raincoat
The Who – Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy

Some of you may be wondering “Where’s Tom Jones? Where’s Elvis Presley?” Well, I can’t pick just one album of these fine fellows, and besides, I think Tom would be on the island with me. Preferably with a pair of REALLY tight pants. {sigh}

Need to acknowledge the incredible influence that Piledriver/Zygotes Gone Bad had as well on an impressionable young mind. If I had never sat on a lawn chair in that garage one fateful July evening in 198?, my favorite band would still be The Carpenters. Thanks, guys. You really saved my sanity.

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